Price of bread increased? Officials investigate

24
Price of bread increased? Officials investigate

Past President of the National Consumers Association Hubert James has called for a thorough investigation into the alleged increase by some bakers in the price of bread following a rise in the cost of flour on June 1.

Consumers in a number of communities are reportedly dismayed by the alleged arbitrary decision by some bakeries to increase the price of bread.

James has urged bakers to be more considerate of their customer. He further says consumers need to empower themselves and urges the commerce ministry to implement more assertive price control and regulation on the cost of bread.

Director of Consumer Affairs Phillip McClauren says his department will conduct investigations into the matter. He has nevertheless warned that if an item is price controlled, an increase must come from the ministry and not arbitrarily from bakers.

McClauren warns that there are ramifications if the proper procedures are not followed. The price of bread, specifically Creole and sandwich bread, which are price-controlled items, was last reviewed in 2008.

Back then the price of sandwich loaf was increased by 15 cents per ounce while Creole loaves were increased by 12 cents per ounce. At present, the ministry says the price of controlled bread has not been increased.

(0)(0)

No posts to display

24 COMMENTS

  1. Only those who like free stuff...never worked a day in their life...like hands to mouth...and such...will always complain...rather enjoy 10 minutes of fun and suffer forever than to suffer for one hour and get it good all day...stupid folks...I wonder off y'all every finished school...complaining about the price of flour when y'all really saving to go and jump carnival...all the money wasting rampage y'all so enjoy...don't save your cents...cry for better days...the past leaders were too scared to do the right thing so they lied to us and here we are refusing the truth from Kenny

    (0)(0)

  2. HAHAHA all you lucians saying investigate! Investigate!

    Let me save you the time. Go and buy your own flour, and make your own bread - it's not hard. But the cost of flour has gone up, so you will pay more.

    Some of you shouldn't be trusted with the vote - it's why country keep going down

    (0)(0)

  3. eh rouge all the way. for those who hv not realzed or hvnt understood the slp administration is forced to tk those actions because the uwp refuses to do it when they in power so tht on their political platforms the hv stones to csast i must applaud the slp fr tkin the measues because someone has to do it people need to understand we living in a world where we hv to meet standards if king un his admin playing lk they dnt want to do it to gain the support of the people in the process neglecting the country then the person with the balls has to do it and u know wat tht person happens to be kenny. like it hate it it is the truth. politrics...

    (0)(0)

  4. Everything you'll people try to make it become a political issue. Many of the social problems that we the people of St.Lucia are going through, it is global. The main reason why we are feeling the strain so bad is because the vase majority of our foods are imported. So please go blame it on the rain and not on politics.

    (0)(0)

    • I luv dat blame it on the rain. BTW the salaries we hv here are not equal to other countries so doh even compare other countries. Ppl attacking the gov't of the day not politiks. U expect ppl to keep shut when ALL taxes raising, ALL cost raising and ppl hv little money in our hands to eat? Who want us to blame U? WOW the decisions of our parliamentarians causin the strain. Wen last did hear of a law that will help us the average human in loosha? Let me know.

      (0)(0)

        • why don't you return??? or maybe you will just create a new cuba here, seeing that the policies you are supporting have us tending towards a collapse of the economy..... eres chivato, callate maldito retresado!!!!!

          (0)(0)

  5. Ik they do not want to pay the tax in st lucia to help their country but everyone want to run overseas like its better there. All the people complaining i bet they all ready for canival.

    (0)(0)

    • we ready, we ready, we ready for de road. U forget datz what i politicians teach us? bachanaal. remember 2011 october, november. wat u expect better days are here, we wanna celebrate.

      (0)(0)

  6. stop complaining, we don't produce flour and yet we were selling cheaper than any of the countries that do. I think the problem is st.lucians have gotten use to getting things for free!!! its that same money we are going to use to build our country!! stop making everything political... and who ever said about the bread being 3 for 1.05 down south that's a lie because I live down south and I am not aware of that, but so what!!! when the brewery raise the prices on their products I didn't hear so much complain and the brewery still meet their profit quota because you fools still prefer to spend your money on alcohol than buying stuff you need!!

    (0)(0)

    • you seem to be missing the point when you draw that analogy, the thing is, increases in the price of acohol only affects those who choose to consume it.. and even so there are far more ppl affected by the rise in the price of flour as this forms a staple for most people irrespective of if they consume alcohol. so either you living in a different reality or you just being mischievous.

      (0)(0)

  7. But if you remove the subsidy on flour, don't you expect the price of bread to be raised? What... You expect the bakers to make a loss?? Choops.

    (0)(0)

    • hmmm try and understand all the red tape b4 commenting. the price of creole bread as it was stated is price controlled. so nobody can jus increase the price without the bureau or government approving it. that's the point.

      (0)(0)

  8. St. Lucians continue to shine in their ignorance and their inability to discuss any issue intellectually.

    (0)(0)

  9. well the Bureau and the Ministry will hav to go all over the island. to every little bakery in every little hole. because I know for one, a bakery increase the creole bread from .30cents to .50cents after flour went up this month. so plz investigate.

    (0)(0)

    • I ditto that.....There is an old saying becareful what you wish for,because your dreams will surely come true,well they ask for it.

      (0)(0)

Comments are closed.